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Swaying Palm Trees

Good Saturday afternoon.  Beach scene cards are one of my favorite things to make and I wanted to make one today showing you another way to use the new Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock die. This scene die comes framed and all the images are together in one die which makes it fun and easy to color and mount it on your card front. For my project today I cut the palm trees out of the frame and cut the hammock off the trees so I could use only the trees for my scene.  I used the  Small Grass to add foliage to the palm tree clumps and the smallest bird from the Sea Birds set to draw the eye up to the upper sky area.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock  2  right

I placed a piece of 3M adhesive roll across the page about a third  of the way from the bottom of the card to create a mask line for my water. I applied Broken China ink to the bottom of the card using an ink blending tool. I removed the mask and set aside to use again.  I applied a lighter shade of blue the sky area using the ink blending tool.  I replaced the mask across the water line, spread out Cosmic glitter glue to the water portion with my finger, removed the mask and then applied clear glitter. I applied Vintage Photo ink to a piece of white card stock and cut it with my deckle scissors to create the sand dune edge. I used one of the images from my retired Stampin’ UP! Itty Bitty set and brown ink to add speckles to the sand.  The scene base was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The sand layer was attached with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock  2  center

I colored all the palm trees and grass with Copic markers.  I colored the birds using a mini applicator and Pumice Stone ink.  The palm trees were attached to the card base with mounting tape and glue dots.  The grass sections were tucked in behind the sand and attached with glossy accents.  I bent the bird wings with my fingers and attached them in the sky area using glossy accents. to finish the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock  2 left

This card shows using the Palm Trees and Hammock in it’s original framed scene setting.

KC Impression Obsession Palm Trees and Hammock 1 right

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet

Good Friday morning.  There has been lots of buzz about the newly released Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet Set and Hinged Numbers Set at Ellen Hutson. My project today is a simple little beach scene made highlighting the Hinged Alphabet Set and paired with the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware Stamp Set and Bear Ware Die Set

KC Esssentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet 2 right

I started by lining up the letters to create my Sun Fun hinged border. Since I was repeating the “u” and “n” I needed to run the border through my Big Shot twice.  I lined the letters up on the cardstock making sure I had the hinged side of the letters positioned correctly and secured them in place using pieces of Post-It adhesive roll.  I mentioned the hinge placement because the first time I placed my letters for the word sun I had the “n” backwards and it opened from the right instead of the left.  I took a quick picture to show the first three die cut letters on the border and how I secured the second three in place.

Sun Fun

I placed the Bear Ware images in my MISTI, applied black versafine ink and stamped then on white cardstock. I embossed the images using superfine clear embossing powder to give a little extra dimension to the lines and cut them out. I colored the images using Copic markers, applied versa and embossed them all again with clear embossing powder. 

KC Esssentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet 2 left

I applied the sand for the scene all the way across the paper using Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator.  Next I used an ink blending tool to apply the water and sky using Tumbled Glass ink.  I used a small piece of mounting tape to attached the top of the beach umbrella to the scene.  I cut off the pole from the umbrella, tucked it under the umbrella and attached it in place with a couple dots of glossy accents.  I wanted to add a touch of sea foam to the water’s edge so I applied white embossing paste by by lightly tapping it on with my finger.  I put touches of the paste over the bottom of the pole to make it appear like the surf was washing up over it.  I added a touch of sparkle by sprinkling clear glitter on the paste while it was still wet.  It’s hard to see the sparkle in the photos.

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the Sun Fun border and attached it to the top of the scene.  I applied two thin strips of aqua cardstock to the top and bottom of the border to dress it up a little more.  I attached the bucket, shovel and beach ball to the scene base with mounting tape and glue dots.  I used a green marker to sketch in a few little patches of sea grass to finish.  I’d like to be on that beach today instead of being at work.  

KC Esssentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet 2 center

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Welcome to My Garden

Good Monday morning.  I have a fun garden scene project to share with you today using the new Impression Obsession Garden Furniture paired with the Wrought Iron Fence, Window with Shutter, Grass Border, Leafy Branch and Tiny Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Furniture 1 left

I started the scene by attaching a double layer of grass border to a thin strip of cardstock with double stick tape.  I applied another layer of double stick tape to the back of the grass border and attached it to the bottom of the card base.  I cut two strips of designer paper for curtains, crimped them and attached to the back of the window with double stick tape. The window was then attached to the card base with double stick tape.  I wanted the open gates to be an invitation into the scene.  I cut a small amount off both sides of the gates so make them fit the scene. I cut thin strips of cardstock to attached to the sides of the gates and then attached them both to the card base with double stick tape.  The table and chair were set in place and attached with rolled glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Garden Furniture 1 center

I used my stylus and molding pad to form the tiny flowers and attached them to the leafy branch piece and along the grass border with glossy accents.  I applied rolled glue dots to several key spots on the back of the branch and attached it to the window and card base.  Looking at this now as I write my post I wish I had added a couple butterflies.  They would have been a perfect finish.  Oh well….next time!

KC Impression Obsession Garden Furniture 1 left

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5” Square

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It’s A Girl

Good Sunday afternoon.  I have a sweet baby card to share with you today made using the new Impression Obsession  Baby Girl and Boy and Garden Corners paired with the Patchwork Elephant and embellished with Tiny Flowers and Leaves and Stems.

KC Impression Obsession Baby Girl and Boy 1 right

I started by creating the base for the elephant and sentiment by attaching the Garden Corners using Crafter’s Pick.  I love how sweet the decorative corners are and how they add a bit of dimension.  I attached the white layer to the pink using strips of mounting tape and then attached both layers to the white card base with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Baby Girl and Boy 1 center

I assembled the elephant sections with glossy accents and mounting tape.  The It’s a Girl and elephant were attached to the card base using tiny strips of mounting tape.  The tiny leaves and flowers were attached in place with glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Baby Girl and Boy 1 left

I seem to have a hard time taking good pictures of cards that are all one color like white on white, and even two colors like pink and white.  I have found that adding even a tiny touch of a third color like the tiny green leaves I used makes it much easier to get a good clear photo.  I would love to know if anyone has any good photography hints to share with me. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Dragonfly and Foliage

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and a Tim Holtz Pinterest page was our inspiration for today.  I was inspired by this Monochromatic Turquoise Tag with the dragonfly.  I had an extra Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly sitting on my desk from a project I did for the CLASSroom this past week.   It was already colored with Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder so I thought I would pair it with Foliage and a stenciled foliage background.  The Garden Leafy Branches stencil is by Memory Box but I couldn't find one to link.  This started out being a tag but I didn’t like it so cut it and put on the card front.  I think Tim’s style is wonderful and I love looking at his works of art but it is definitely out of my wheelhouse.

KC Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly 1 left 

I laid the stencil over the cream cardstock and sponged the Broken China ink over it to create the leafy background.  I knew I couldn’t keep it totally flat and wanted to add some dimension by adding die cut foliage.  I am dissatisfied with this because I really added too much so it looks messy. I attached the foliage sections to the base using glossy accents and tiny glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly 1 center

The dragonfly was sponged with Broken China and Dusty Concord ink using mini applicators.  I applied versa over the whole dragonfly and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I attached it to the card base using pieces of mounting tape. I bent the wings out a little so it would look more natural.

KC Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a great Saturday. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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